Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. Garth
left Melbourne at an early age for Canberra (the federal capital) and stayed there till he was nineteen, when he left to drive
around the UK in a beat-up Austin with a boot full of books and a Silver-Reed typewriter. Despite a wheel literally falling
off the Austin, Garth survived to return to Australia and study at the University of Canberra. After finishing his degree
in 1986 he worked in a bookshop, then as a book publicist, a publisher's sales representative, and editor. Along the way he
was also a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve, serving in an Assault Pioneer platoon for four years. Garth left
publishing to work as a public relations and marketing consultant from 1994-1997, till he became a full-time writer in 1998.
He did that for a year before joining Curtis Brown Australia as a part-time literary agent in 1999. In January 2002 Garth
went back to dedicated writer again, despite his belief that full-time writing explains the strange behaviour of many authors.
Garth currently lives in a beach suburb of Sydney, with his wife Anna, a publisher, and new born baby Thomas Henry.
The Creature in the Case
Drowned Wednesday (Coming Soon)
The Violet Keystone
Garth Nix Website
Abhorsen Trilogy Website